The Fogue Abode

Monday, August 29, 2016

Room x Room House Tour {Dining Room}

It's Monday which means I'm back again to show another room from our home.  This Monday is pretty special to me, that means it's officially game week for this college football fanatic.  You will see some of my craze in todays room reveal.  I'd love to hear a sound off for your favorite team!  Make sure to leave us a comment below, and a great big Woo Pig Sooie to you!

Today, we are touring the dining room.  Well, it's what we call the dining room.  It's really too big to be classified as a breakfast nook, but with the open concept of our living area, this the designated eating space.

I mean, first off we have to talk about that glamorous high chair!  While it doesn't fit into the amazing magazine photos, it's our real life.  I have to give a PSA to the Fischer Price Space Saver High Chair.  This has been a breeze to take with us, plus we don't have a big bulky highchair in the way.  It fits perfectly on our chairs and Aspen gets to participate in family dinner, not be separated.  We purchased ours off Amazon which I linked above if you are interested.

If you follow me on instagram, I'm sure you have noticed my favorite aspect about this room, the DIY Shelf we put up behind the table.  It's such a fun aspect to the room. 

Against the wall is one of my favorite flea market finds, the butcher block wine rack.  I would love to paint the base of this white to give it a lighter farmhouse look.

To the right of the butcher block is a built in shelf.  We left the red backing from the previous owner since it complemented my fun razorback dishes (told you I was a crazed fanatic) and cookbooks. 

Remember the homemade silhouettes I created back when we first moved it?  I finally got around to adding Aspen's silhouette to go along with ours. 

So here is what we plan to change about this space:

1. Update the Light Fixture:  I would love to add a more industrial type pendant light and have it center the table.  Would this box pendant from Shades of Light not be so much fun over a round table? 

2. Table Upgrade:  This is the table I've had since college, it works fine in this space, but I would love to update it to something a bit longer and lighter and more grown up.  Perhaps play around with some mix & match chairs?  I would love to find a round table to put in this area like this one from Restoration Hardware.

3. Update the Built In:  I want to give this a fresh coat of paint and have some fun with some wallpaper.  I would also like to bring in a few more farmhouse style pieces to help move this room into the direction I started with the corbel shelf. 

Removeable Wallpaper - Etsy
Are you not drooling over that table?  Restoration Hardware can be such a tease.

Now where are all the football fans at?  Make sure to give us a shout out below.   

Friday, August 26, 2016

Fall Home Decor Trends

Ok, ok, I just can't stand it any longer.  Must have all the fall décor NOW! 

I may get a little ragey when it comes to transitioning to fall.  My mom-hulk monster may come out if it doesn't hurry up.  As I prepare all of my fall pieces to meet their new home for the next two months and get my house smelling like a big fat pumpkin, how about we go through a few new fall trends I'm already seeing and digging.

Pumpkins are always a fall go to when it comes to decorating.  But, specifically I am seeing a ton of white pumpkins.  Have no fear if your store has run out, a can of white spray paint can easily solve your problems.


Hand Lettered signs are all the rage lately.  As fall approaches, its time to break in those good fall quotes.  Etsy has a plethora of fall signs, or you can update an old chalkboard or mirror with some hand lettering yourself.  For a quick guide to faux calligraphy, check out Dawn Nicole Hand Lettering 101.


Deer antlers are making a big splash this season.  It's fun and entertaining for both the man of the house and his wife.  You can decorate by just laying a set around in a fun fall vignette.

Holiday Home Decorating Charlotte NC

I saw wheat bunches used recently in a wedding bouquet and fell in love!  What a perfect and fun element to add to your fall décor.  If you live near a wheat field, extra bonus points for you.  Just grab you a handful (but don't let the farmer catch you) and tie it up with some jute for this look.

Embrace My Space

If I were to pick out one color that seems to be making the rounds this fall, it would be bright yellow.  Orange is usually the color of fall, so I am excited to see something a little brighter and cheerful.  Don't get me wrong, orange is great, but yellow could make a statement for you in your fall décor.  Try bringing yellow mums or bright yellow fall sunflowers to your tablescape or porch décor this fall.

What's your statement fall piece this year?